Top 10 Romance Anime

Top 10 Romance Animes You Must Watch 2022

June 22, 2022

It’s not difficult to figure out what the anime romance genre is all about. It’s essentially about love, romance, and the characters’ lovey-dovey behaviour. Romantic and lovely moments are usually found together. This genre is about love and beautiful moments, with drama and comedy thrown in for good measure.

Top 10 Romance Animes:

Number 10:

Ore Monogatari!! (1 Season 24 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

My Love Story, popularly known as Ore Monogatari!!, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a narrative about two main characters, Takeo and Yamato, who fall in love. And they appear to be a mismatch at first glance. It doesn’t take a genius to notice that the two don’t resemble each other. Yamato has the appearance of a delicate schoolgirl, whereas Takeo has the appearance of a professional sumo wrestler standing about 7 feet tall. The story, however, is about more than just appearances. Because destiny connects them in ways that give the word “love” its true meaning in this love story.

Despite the character development issues, I had a great time watching this anime. It’s not your normal shojo anime; it’s crisp, fun, and well worth a watch if you’re looking for something lighthearted and entertaining with no deeper story. You might enjoy this anime if you prefer cute love stories with a slightly different appeal to them, without a lot of shojo tropes. Highly recommended!

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Author: Aruko

Studio: Madhouse

Number 9:

His and Her Circumstances (1 Season 26 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

Yukino Miyazawa is the epitome of the perfect schoolgirl in every way. She was conceited at beginning and wanted others to respect her. Then she met Arima, who was the ideal schoolboy in every way. Her initial thought was to defeat her arch-enemy. People believe that hatred is the closest thing to love, and as you could expect, animosity quickly transformed to love between these two.

What can be said about this story that hasn’t already been spoken? Kare Kano is, without a doubt, a love story at its core. Not that it lacks any other elements outside romance, but it’s the type of show where the heart becomes more intertwined with you than the amusing side comments or the colourful animation. The plot revolves around two high school students who meet, share common interests, and fall head over heels for each other. It’s ideal for hopeless romantics.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

Author: Masami Tsuda

Studio: Gainax, J.C.Staff

Number 8:

Lovely Complex (1 Season 24 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

At first sight, the plot appears to be quite typical, yet this is not the case. The protagonist, Risa, is a taller-than-average girl.  She wants a boy who is taller than she is, but something unexpected occurs. Because she and Otani, a very short guy in her class, appear and act like a popular comedy duo, they are frequently ridiculed. Despite the fact that they are often mocked and bicker, their friendships become stronger, and Risa even develops feelings for Otani. The plot has several twists and turns from here on out, all the way to the end, which keeps it intriguing! Highly recommended!

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Author: Aya Nakahara

Studio: Toei Animation

Number 7:

Midori Days (1 Season 13 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

How would you feel if you went to bed one night, bored of not having a girlfriend, only to wake up the next morning to find that your right hand had been replaced by a girl who likes you? Or if you had feelings for a guy but were too afraid to tell him, and then woke to find yourself as his right hand? You would think it’s an impossible circumstance, but that’s what makes anime so appealing: Anything is possible! Seji Sawamura, a delinquent high schooler who scares away each girl he attempts to hit on, and Kasugano Midori, a shy girl who’s had a long crush on him, are pushed into this exact circumstance.

The episodes of Midori no Hibi are unremarkable; each one offers a new (mis)adventure in Seji and Midori’s now-jumbled life. Whether it’s an otaku who thinks Seji is a doll crazy, a girl who adores Seji, or a trip to a hot spring, you’ll be led through a variety of familiar and unfamiliar circumstances. The ending is sweet and cheerful, and it’s really the only good ending a show like Midori no Hibi could have. Even if the unimaginative method in which the final episode is played out is borderline facepalm-inducing, it was still a fun watch until the final scene.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Ecchi

Author: Kazurou Inoue

Studio: Pierrot

Number 6:

Kimi ni Todoke (2 Seasons 27 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

Kuronuma Sawako’s classmates entirely misunderstand her. Her shy and kind nature is frequently misinterpreted as malice. Her classmates have given her the nickname Sadako because of her likeness to the ghost girl from “The Ring.” With a desire to make friends and live a regular life, she is drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular boy in class, whose “100% refreshing” nature earns him Sawako’s affection. So, if Kazehaya starts talking to her, there may be hope for the friendships that Sawako has always desired. Perhaps there’s a glimmer of hope for romance in her future.

Rarely does a series break the expectations that its genre has set for it, and even more rarely does it stand out from the crowd? Kimi ni Todake is an example of this. It turns all of the traditional shoujo romance cliches and plot elements on their heads, resulting in a very satisfying and ground-breaking romance.

Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

Author: Karuho Shiina

Studio: Production I.G

Number 5:

Sing “Yesterday” for Me (1 Season 12 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

After graduating from college, Rikuo Uozumi has all but consigned himself to a gloomy future, working aimlessly at a convenience store in Tokyo. His mundane existence is disrupted when the eccentric Haru Nonaka appears, routinely dropping by his employment to befriend him. When Rikuo discovers that Shinako Morinome, an old college acquaintance and crush, has returned to town, he reaches out to continue their friendship. Shinako, on the other hand, is carrying bitter memories from her past that is preventing her from accepting Rikuo’s sentiments. Meanwhile, as Haru continues to open up to Rikuo, he learns that she, like him, lives alone and wants to take a risk by stepping out of her comfort zone into an unknown future. The past lingers in the mind for a long time, and the future is illusive. These three learn what it means to let go of yesterday’s feelings and welcome the change that tomorrow offers at a crossroads in their intertwined pathways.

There are certain faults in this anime that need to be addressed. This anime has its own niche. This isn’t the best anime I’ve ever seen, but it displays such real human feelings that any adult who appreciates anime would watch it without hesitation. In conclusion, this is a stunningly detailed representation of sincere young Japanese people as they move through the most formative stages of their lives.

Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

Author: Kei Toume

Studio: Doga Kobo

Number 4:

Bakuman (3 Seasons 75 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

Akito Takagi and Moritaka Mashiro are almost polar opposites. Takagi, an overall advanced 9th grader and an aspiring writer, and Mashiro, an average 9th-grade student but gifted artist. Takagi persuades Mashiro to join him in his goal to become one of Japan’s greatest mangakas after much persuasion. Takagi aims to become a successful mangaka, while Mashiro hopes to marry his ideal girl, Azuki Miho, with his gift of art.

In terms of shounen anime, ‘Bakuman.’ is the “mainstream among mainstreams,” but it has dreams, inspiration, depth, entertainment value, and, of course, laughs and tears that no other series can match. It’s also unique in that it’s both a manga and an anime about manga. Bakuman is one of my favorite anime series ever. It isn’t philosophical, cynical, or melancholy, and it isn’t about humanity’s demise. This isn’t the end-all anime. Give this one a shot if you’re looking for a good plot, beautiful art, a catchy music, and a well-developed cast of characters.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Author: Tsugumi Ohba

Studio: J.C.Staff

Number 3:

ReLife (1 Season 13 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

ReLIFE is a series that takes aspects from other similar series and gives them a unique spin. Even while the premise makes it appear like it will turn out to be a normal school anime, the concept proves to be interesting. It’s similar to what you’ve seen before in some ways. However, the way the series handles its topics and characters elevates the series much beyond what it began as. If done well, a narrative about a man who gets to relive his high school years can be fantastic. However, ReLIFE is more than just a series about a protagonist who has to deal with difficult situations at school. It focuses on how this character evolves throughout the course of the series and what he learns as a result of his adventures.

ReLIFE will leave you wanting more, which is a sign of an A+ anime in my opinion. Highly recommended!

Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

Author: Yayoiso

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Number 2:

Tada Never Falls in Love (1 Season 13 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

Mitsuyoshi Tada was out photographing cherry blossoms when he met Teresa Wagner, an interesting foreign girl. After learning that Teresa was separated from her friend, Tada takes Teresa back to his grandfather’s coffee shop after a few more accidental meets the same day. Tada is taken aback when he learns that she would not only be living next door, but she will also be attending his school. Teresa joins Tada’s photography club and goes on enjoyable travels with the rest of the club members, where they get to enjoy a life of photography while bonding together as friends and potentially more.

This is the anime to watch if you want to relax and have a good laugh. It makes your heart flutter and puts a grin on your face. The characters are engaging, the voice performers are fantastic, and the music is enjoyable. This is one of those animes that you can watch with non-otaku friends and still have a good time with them.

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Author: Yoshiko Nakamura

Studio: Doga Kobo

Number 1:

Maid Sama! (1 Season 26 Episodes)

Top 10 Romance Animes

Misaki goes to a school that was previously an all-boys school. Despite efforts to enhance female recruitment, the student population is still mostly male, with everyone appearing to be goofballs. Misaki makes it her mission as student president to attract more girls to join. However, no one knows that this girl with the reputation of being a boy-hating dictator also works as a maid in a maid café! Then Usui, a popular boy, learns her secret and develops an interest in her.

While Maid Sama may not appear to be the most original anime, it does vary from the standard tsundere-falls-in-love-with-popular-dude plot. Misaki is the President of her school council, and she is a powerful and feminist (often man-hating) woman. Maid Sama defies the stereotype that either the super cool bishounen or the super strong bishoujo is the greatest. Usui and Misaki are evenly matched. She is shown as strong, feisty, and kind. Misaki is a fantastic character who is the type of girlfriend you’d want to hang out with and trust. She makes the show addictive to watch since she is a character you can appreciate, relate to, and empathize with. I would strongly recommend the series to anyone looking for a strong and engaging female protagonist.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Author: Hiro Fujiwara

Studio: J.C.Staff

Where to Watch?

You can Watch the Animes on Different Platform Like Crunchyroll, Netflix, Funimation, Hulu, Hidive, and Bilibili.

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